We exist to help people find and follow Jesus.
At The Gathering, we know we weren’t made to live life on our own. We want to help you find true community so you can live the life full of purpose and belonging that Jesus created you to live.
We are family.
We embrace the messiness of life as we love and serve one another through biblical community.
We are always authentic.
We are real people with real issues striving to develop a real faith in Christ.
We gather to scatter.
We want to reach people with the life-changing message of Jesus. Our weekly gathering is to prepare us to “scatter” into the world.
What We Believe
About the Bible
Meet the Pastor
After feeling the call to plant a church in the west valley, Pastor Jon and Cindi gathered with family and friends in their home on “Good Friday” of 2018. The relaxed atmosphere of this first unofficial gathering served to fortify the Family value where people are known, seen, and valued. After meeting and gaining momentum in an industrial location in El Mirage over the next few months, The Gathering Church would officially launch as a Family of 300 worshipers on September 29, 2018 in rented facility in Surprise. The next few years would bring multiple site changes as the church pivoted to provide needed space for a growing Family.
In April of 2020, Covid forced the Gathering to go online only for 18 consecutive weeks which gave birth to an engaging online presence. After meeting in 10 physical locations over the course of the first 4 years and continuing to thrive, the Gathering has lived out the biblical truth that the church is not a BUILDING but rather PEOPLE.
Pastor Jon holds his Doctorate of Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary.